Yesterday I received the news that I was nominated for Livestream of the Year for an IRIS Award at Mom 2.0 Conference. News that not only filled my heart with joy but also offered me a validation, just to be recognized by the industry, for the second year. This is already a HUGE honor for me!
The news came on the same day, almost at the same time that I was listening to Still I rise by Maya Angelou. A tribute offered by Google narrated by Oprah Winfrey, Alicia Keys, Maya Angelou herself, among many others, in commemoration of her 90th birthday.
Still I Rise
Maya Angelou, “Still I Rise” from And Still I Rise: A Book of Poems. Copyright © 1978 by Maya Angelou. Used by permission of Random House, an imprint and division of Penguin Random House LLC. All rights reserved.
Source: The Complete Collected Poems of Maya Angelou (1994)
Finding the poem at the same time that I received the Iris Award nomination was a sign to me. A true sign that I am on the right path and no matter what comes, “Still I Rise”.